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COVID BITES: Dec. 3, 2021
Information on the omnicron variant, boosters and changes to the DHSS COVID Dashboards.
OMICRON VARIANT: Confirmed cases of the omicron variant have been found in California, New York, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Colorado. See our handout for additional information about this variant, or visit the CDC website for more. Additionally, you can learn more about variants in general.
BOOSTER DOSES: On Nov. 29, the CDC strengthened its recommendations for all adults to receive booster doses of the COVID vaccine. They recommend that everyone ages 18 and older get the booster at least six months after initial shot. See the handout for information about the COVID booster or visit the CDC website.
COVID VACCINE: If you know someone who needs to be vaccinated, there are several places in Fairbanks offering the vaccine. To find a convenient location, text your zip code to 438829, call 907-646-3322 or 800-232-0233, email covid19vaccine@Alaska.gov, or visit www.covidvax.Alaska.gov.
DHSS COVID DASHBOARDS: Beginning Monday, Dec. 6, several DHSS COVID-related dashboards will be updated three days a week (rather than daily).
FMH ADMINSTERED 1,000th dose of MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TREATMENT: See the story here.
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